Duties of the Gifted and Talented Department
The Gifted and Talented Department in Sauk Prairie Schools focuses on meeting the needs of children in the classroom if possible. The department works with teachers to provide them with extensions and challenges that can be done in the classroom with the child’s classroom teacher.
In most cases the department assesses students that have topped out on the STAR, Badger State assessment, or other standardized testing to see what type of enrichment is needed. This tends to be done in various ways in small groups, with additional testing and other problem solving activities.
After extensive testing, some students may need more challenges than the classroom teacher can provide, and in those rare cases the department may have a small group get together for instruction, or a child may be placed in a different classroom where they can get the required attention he or she needs.
We also facilitate several extra-curricular activities (see list of opportunities).